Thursday, June 26, 2008

Society for Contemporary Craft Friday June 27, 2008 Pittsburgh Art

Society for Contemporary Craft Main Gallery

5 Contemporary Masters (June 27 - September 13, 2008)

5 Contemporary Masters opening reception Friday, June 27, 2008 5:30 - 8 pm. Free public reception.

In recognition of the strong vision of the Society for Contemporary Craft's founder, Pittsburgh arts patron Elizabeth Rockwell Raphael, SCC is featuring 5 Contemporary Masters. In the early 1970s Raphael recognized that artists working in craft - clay, glass, wood, metal, fiber and found objects - were exploring new directions in contemporary art, and she opened The Store for Arts and Crafts and People-Made Things in Verona, Pennsylvania, which was known locally as The Store. 5 Contemporary Masters highlights the recent work of five artists Lenore Tawney, Marek Cecula, Jonathan bonner, John Cederquist and Steven Maslach who were represented by Raphael in The Store in Verona in the early years. Each of the artists selected has work from this time period in SCC's permanent collection, which today includes more than 300 objects. A companion brochure accompanies the exhibition.

EAT: An Art Space About Food

Cooking with Sticks (June 27 - January 10, 2008)
Cooking with Sticks, a multimedia installation, explores Tom Sarver's interest in nature, An outdoor diorama, sketches for new hand-made camping gadgets, and a video cooking demonstration are on view.
New Artists:The Store welcomes collections from found materials artist Toby Fraley. Built primarily from vintage found objects purchased from eBay auctions, yard sales, and estate sales, these robot lamps and clocks would make the perfect gift for anyone.

Public Programs

5 Contemporary Masters opening reception Friday, June 27, 2008 5:30 - 8 pm. Free public reception.

Artist Demonstration - Saturday, July 19, Noon to 2pm Featured artist Tom Sarver demonstrates his cooking skills on SCC's outdoor plaza a one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch, learn and dialogue with the artist.

Visiting Artist Trunk Show (Friday, August 22, 2008, 6 to 8 pm) Feature fall mearables by fiber artist Rae Gold.


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